Author: Emily Drewry

Junior at NU, majoring in journalism and international health and minoring in global health. I have been passionate about travel as long as I can remember, and writing about my experiences has been one of my biggest joys. Some of my favorite experiences abroad have been spending part of my junior year in Germany and teaching public health in Ghana. I love learning about global health because it appeals to my interest in global understanding and my lifelong belief in health equity.

Global Health in Social Media: Twitter

We’re all aware that use of social media has skyrocketed within the past few years. This blog, for example, is only one of 100 million that make up the “blogosphere,” constantly connecting readers and acting as a source of easily spreadable public opinion. Activists have taken special claims, launching plentiful campaigns via media sites. The

The Morality of Inequality

In the minutes before Dr. David Ansell’s scheduled talk on January 16 at Northwestern University, he begins chatting comfortably with the crowd, asking what year the students are, if they’re from Chicago, and what interest they have in public health. Brought to campus as a member of the Global Health Speaker Series, Dr. Ansell is

Northwestern Participates in World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1, and Northwestern is gearing up to offer events that will increase awareness and action on behalf of the student body. This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Each year, various nonprofit organizations, government bodies, and individuals join together to design programming surrounding the theme

A Look at the Public Health Mentorship Program

Applications are under review for the second year of the International Program Development’s Public Health Mentorship. The program will begin January 2014, with a set of 28 undergraduate students participating. Following last year’s successful program, minor changes have been made to better offer productive conversation about public health to students. For more information on the

A Look at Paul Collier’s Routes out of Poverty

In case you missed it, economic expert Paul Collier recently came to Northwestern to deliver a speech entitled “Routes out of Poverty: What are the Expressways”. Sponsored by the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Center for Global Engagement Global Development Series, and co-sponsored by One Book One Northwestern, Kellogg Global Programs,